2019 SF IndieFest Press Coverage

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2019 IndieFest Press Coverage

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BAY FLICKS

Little Woods, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through The Gateway Chosen By The Holy Storsh, Mermaids and Manatees, Centerline, Fantasia, Super Bowl: Men in Tights, Big Lebowski Shadow Cast

https://bayflicks.net/2019/01/14/indiefest-coming-soon/

SF ARTS

The Last Hot Lick, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot

https://www.sfarts.org/event.cfm?Event_Num=79837

NEW YORK TIMES

Desolation Center

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/arts/music/desolation-center-punk-desert-concert-film.html

7×7

Little Woods, Waterlilly Jaguar, Exit Music, I Am Maris

https://www.7×7.com/winter-arts-preview-bay-area-2624995533.html

The Unicorn, Fantasia

https://www.7×7.com/sf-beer-week-plus-more-bay-area-events-2626984407.html

SF CHRONICLE

The Unicorn, Fantasia

https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-Independent-Film-Festival-Kicks-Off-13573231.php

Collisions

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/a-soak-in-einsteins-tub-leads-richard-levien-to-career-in-filmmaking

Little Woods, This Teacher, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Waterlilly Jaguar, Desolation Center, The Last Hot Lick, Permanent Green Light, Harvest Season, Super Bowl: Men In Tights, Anti-Valentine’s Day Power Ballad Sing A Long

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/reel-local-news-tessa-thompson-stars-in-2019-indiefest-centerpiece-film

Big Lebowski Shadow Cast, Beetlejuice Bingo, Power Ballad Show, The Unicorn, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Little Woods, Waterlilly Jaguar, Collisions, I Am Maris, Mermaids and Manatees, Exit Music, Overwhelm the Sky

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/an-insiders-guide-to-the-sf-indie-film-festival

Collisions, Desolation Center, Guardian, Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through The Gateway Chosen By The Holy Storsh 

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/reel-local-news-charting-damage-done-to-bay-area-prisoners-families

BAY AREA REPORTER

Permanent Green Light, Daddy Issues, Little Woods, I Am Maris, Donovan Reid, Cruel Hearts, Banana Season, The Area, This Taco Truck Kills Fascists, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Billboard, Pet Names, Guardian, Desolation Center

https://www.ebar.com/arts_&_culture/movies//271129

MIDDLE OF THE ROW

Film Festival Review: The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot @SFIndieFest

REMEZCLA

Collisions, This Taco Truck Kills Fascists, Harvest Season, Little Woods, The Wolf House, Is That You?

http://remezcla.com/film/sf-indiefest-jan-30-feb-14/

SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT

Donovan Reid

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/entertainment/9149294-181/petaluma-high-grad-comes-to?artslide=0&sba=AAS

DISCOVER YOUR VIEW

“the best in independent, alternative and subversive cinema from around the globe.”

http://www.mcguire.com/blog/2019/01/valentines-day-2019-bay-area/

MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL

Mermaids and Manatees

https://www.marinij.com/2019/01/24/sun-basket-co-founders-first-film-a-cautionary-tale/

THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN

Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through The Gateway Chosen By The Holy Storsh, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot, The Unicorn, 

http://www.dailycal.org/2019/02/11/sf-indiefest-brings-breadth-of-cinematic-offerings/?presentation=desktop

http://www.dailycal.org/2019/01/28/picks-indie-flicks-festivals-and-features-for-february/

BROKE ASS STUART

Bad Art Gallery

https://brokeassstuart.com/2019/01/28/hooray-the-sf-independent-film-festival-is-here/

KPFA

Is That You?

https://kpfa.org/episode/rock-en-rebelion-january-27-2019/

https://www.mixcloud.com/miguelguerrero7737/rock-en-rebeli%C3%B3n-012719/

KQED ARTS

“SF IndieFest is the one festival of the year where you should throw a dart at the program and take a chance. Not because you’re guaranteed a masterpiece, but because it’s the best fest to see something that would never, ever breach your filter otherwise.”

Overwhelm the Sky, Mermaids and Manatees, Collisions, Exit Music, I Am Maris, Desolation Center

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13849559/now-playing-forget-the-oscars-sf-indiefest-delivers-the-rare-stuff

SF EXAMINER

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sam-elliott-looks-past-wild-title-new-bigfoot-themed-movie/amp/

The Unicorn, Fantasia, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Little Woods, Collisions, Wildland, Waterlilly Jaguar

http://www.sfexaminer.com/wildland-among-highlights-21st-sf-indiefest/

Collisions

http://www.sfexaminer.com/collisions-among-indiefests-timely-topical-films/

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, This Taco Truck Kills Facists, The Unicorn, Fantasia, I Am Maris, Collisions, Waterlilly Jaguar, Super Bowl: Men in Tights, Big Lebowski Shadow Cast, Little Woods, Harvest Season, Donovan Reid, Is That You?, Guardian, Wildland, Rock Steady Row

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/01/29/sf-indie-fest-7-compelling-films-youve-gotta-see/

KPOO Jan 29 interview

http://www.vicesbyproxy.com/kpoo_play/interviews/LMTYM2019-0128.mp3

KGO Ryan Scott Show Jan 19 interview

https://omny.fm/shows/kgo-810/playlists/the-ryan-scott-show/embed?style=cover

KWMR Jan 23 interview

https://kwmr.org/broadcasts/18003

48 HILLS

The Unicorn, Fantasia

https://48hills.org/2019/01/screen-grabs-our-critics-picks-from-noir-city-and-sf-indiefest/

Fantasia

https://48hills.org/2019/01/arts-forecast-two-spirits-celebrate-20-years-of-bay-community/

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot interview with Sam Elliott

https://48hills.org/2019/01/sam-elliott-talks-the-man-who-killed-hitler-and-oscar-buzz/

SF WEEKLY

Overwhelm the Sky, Desolation Center, Billboard, Ladyworld

http://www.sfweekly.com/film/21st-sf-indiefest-week-two/

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Saviors,

http://www.sfweekly.com/film/21st-sf-indiefest-week-one/

MARIN MAGAZINE

http://www.marinmagazine.com/Calendar-Events/5-Best-Things-to-do-This-Week/

FILM INQUIRY

The Unicorn

https://www.filminquiry.com/interview-robert-schwartzman/

BERKELEYSIDE

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Desolation Center, Billboard

https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/01/29/big-screen-berkeley-sf-indiefest

BLOG TALK RADIO

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2019/01/30/wandas-picks-radio-show

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/man-who-killed-hitler-bigfoot-film-sf-indiefest-1181486

MARINA TIMES

“Feast on the best independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the world.”

http://www.marinatimes.com/event/21st-annual-sf-indiefest/

TOURISM TIPS

“This large film festival allows talented directors to showcase their independent, alternative, and subversive films.”

https://www.sftourismtips.com/sf-indie-fest.html

MISSION LOCAL

https://missionlocal.org/event/roxie-theater-21st-sf-indiefest/2019-02-04/

LATIN BAY AREA

Harvest Season

http://latinbayarea.com/wordpress/event/harvest-season-screening-sf-indiefest-2/

CARPE DIEM

https://sanfrancisco.carpe-diem.events/calendar/9024313-21st-sf-independent-film-festival-at-roxie-theater/

DO THE BAY

https://dothebay.com/events/2019/1/30/21st-san-francisco-independent-film-festival

FILM LEAF

The Area, Centerline, Cruel Hearts, Degenerates, Desolation Center, Little Woods, The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Mermaids and Manatees, Permanent Green Light, Pet Names, Waterlilly Jaguar, Wildland

http://www.filmleaf.net/showthread.php?4601-San-Francisco-Independent-Film-Festival-2019-(Forum)

SF BAY

The Unicorn, Fantasia

https://sfbay.ca/2019/01/30/san-francisco-independent-film-festival-begins-wednesday/

BEYOND CHRON

Permanent Green Light, Exit Music, My Friend the Polish Girl, This Taco Truck Kills Fascists

http://beyondchron.org/reviews-from-21st-s-f-independent-film-festival/

Ask For Jane, Daddy Issues, The Wolf House, Seven Stages To Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through The Gateway Chosen By The Holy Storsh

http://beyondchron.org/more-reviews-from-the-21st-s-f-independent-film-festival/

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

Overwhelm the Sky

https://filmmakermagazine.com/107019-making-an-epic-roadshow-motion-picture-on-a-microbudget-daniel-kremer-on-overwhelm-the-sky/

FILMERA

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, Pet Names

https://thefilmera.com/2019/02/09/sf-indiefest-dispatch/

PRESS READER

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, I Am Maris, Collisions, Waterlilly Jaguar, Little Woods, Harvest Season, Donovan Reid, Is That You?, Wildland, Rock Steady Row, 

https://pressreader.com/@nickname11153921/csb_tRFT5ogb3zQ65aO8CJJJiR_o0kIzF7EvR6v1lpte5LXyIPO4qC2g1UeYly4RTFvz

POTRERO VIEW

https://www.potreroview.net/community-calendar-january-2019/


Dailies
San Francisco Chronicle

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

● “Petaluma High grad comes back to film ‘Donovan Reid’ in Sonoma County,” Dani Burlison, January 23
(Feature: Interview with Austin Smagalski (DONOVAN REID) https://www.pressdemocrat.com/entertainment/9149294-181/petaluma- high-grad-comes-to?artslide=0&sba=AAS

San Francisco Examiner

● “‘Wildland’ among highlights of 21st SF IndieFest,” Examiner Staff, January 29

The Mercury News

● “SF IndieFest-7 compelling films you’ve gotta see,” Randy Myers, January 29

(Festival Overview)

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/01/29/sf-indie-fest-7-compelling-fi lms-youve-gotta-see/

East Bay Times

The Daily Californian

● “SF IndieFest’s animated shorts reflect narrative range of the medium,” Camryn Bell, February 14
(Feature: Review of Animated Shorts Program) http://www.dailycal.org/2019/02/14/sf-indiefests-animated-shorts-reflec t-narrative-range-of-the-medium/

Marin Independent Journal

● “Sun Basket co-founder’s first film a cautionary tale,” Vicki Larson, January 25

(Feature: Interview with Adam Zbar (MERMAIDS AND MANATEES)

https://www.marinij.com/2019/01/24/sun-basket-co-founders-first-film- a-cautionary-tale/

Weeklies

SF Weekly

Bay Area Reporter

● “Declarations of Independence,” David Lamble, January 22 (Festival Preview and Film Coverage) https://www.ebar.com/arts_&_culture/movies//271129

Monthlies

SF Arts

● “SF Independent Film Festival,” Sura Wood, January 2019 (Festival Mention) https://www.sfarts.org/event.cfm?Event_Num=79837

The Potrero View

● “Community Calendar-SF IndieFest,” January 2019
(Festival Mention) https://www.potreroview.net/community-calendar-january-2019/

San Francisco Magazine

● “SF IndieFest”, Staff, January 2019 (Festival Mention)

https://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/digital-edition

Marin Magazine

● “5 Best Things to do This Week,” Kasia Palowska, January 30
(Festival Overview) http://www.marinmagazine.com/Calendar-Events/5-Best-Things-to-do-T his-Week/

Sunset Beacon

● “Sunset Filmmaker Captures Reality of Life’s End,” Noma Faingold, February 5

(Feature: Interview with Cameron Mullenneaux (EXIT MUSIC)

https://sfrichmondreview.com/2019/02/05/sunset-filmmaker-captures-r eality-of-lifes-end/

Marina Times

● “21st Annual SF IndieFest,” Staff, February 2
(Calendar Listing) http://www.marinatimes.com/event/21st-annual-sf-indiefest/

The International Animation Association

● “SF IndieFest, Drawn, Painted, Pixelated,” Karl Cohen, February 5 (Capsule Review) http://asifa-sf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Complete_February_20 19.ASIFA-SF_Newsletter.pdf

Radio

KPFA La Raza Chronicles

KPOO FM

● “Interview with SF IndieFest director Jeff Ross,” DJ Marilynn, January 28 (Live Radio Interview with Jeff Ross (SF INDIEFEST)

  • ●  “Interview with Bernardo Ruiz,” Chelis Lopez, January 31 (Interview with Bernardo Ruiz (HARVEST SEASON)
  • ●  “Interview with Rodrigo Dorfman and Jose Torres Tamma,” Chelis Lopez, January 31(Interview with Rodrigo Dorfman and subject Jose Torres Tamma (THIS TACO TRUCK KILLS FASCISTS)

KGO The Ryan Scott Show

● “21st IndieFest founder Jeff Ross,” Ryan Scott, January 20 (Live Radio Interview with Jeff Ross) http://www.kgoradio.com/ryanscott/

KWMR The Magic Lantern

  • ●  “Interview with Mahlia Cohen,” Sally Phillips, January 23 (Live phone interview with Mahlia Cohen (DADDY ISSUES) https://kwmr.org/post/8727
  • ●  “Interview with Chris Metzler,” Sally Phillips, January 23 (Live phone interview with Chris Metzler (SF INDIEFEST)
  • ●  “Interview with Melora Walters,” Sally Phillips, February 6
    (Live phone interview with Melora Walters (WATERLILY JAGUAR)

KALX 90.7 Film Close-Ups

● “Interview with MacLeod Andrews and Evan Dumouchel,” Sonia Mistry, February 9

(Interview with MacLeod Andrews and Evan Dumouchel (THE RUSALKA)

Wanda’s Pick’s

(Interview with Josh Folan (ASK FOR JANE)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2019/02/01/wandas-picks- radio-show

Television

The Michelle Meow Show

  • ●  “Interview with Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley,” Michelle Meow, January 27(Taped phone interviews with Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley (PERMANENT GREEN LIGHT)
  • ●  “Interview with Vanessa Powers,” Michelle Meow, January 27 (Taped phone interview with Vanessa Powers (WITCH)
  • ●  “Interview with Amara Cash,” Michelle Meow, February 3 (Taped phone interview with Amara Cash (DADDY ISSUES)
  • ●  “Interview with Jennifer Junkyard Morris,” Michelle Meow, January 27 (Taped in-person interview with Jennifer Junkyard Morris (SF INDIEFEST)

Online

An Organic Conversation

● “Guardian-Official Trailer,” Helge Hellberg, January 28 (Preview of GUARDIAN) https://organicconversation.com/guardian-official-trailer/

Bay Flicks

● “IndieFest Coming Soon,” Lincoln Spector, January 14 (Festival Overview) -Mentioned again on 02/08 https://bayflicks.net/2019/01/14/indiefest-coming-soon/

Beyond Chron

http://beyondchron.org/more-reviews-from-the-21st-s-f-independent-film-festival/ (Film Reviews)

7X7

SF Tourism Tips

● “SF IndieFest: Discover Intriguing Independent Films from Around the World,” January 22
(Festival Mention)
https://www.sftourismtips.com/sf-indie-fest.html

Berkeleyside

● “Big Screen Berkeley: Sf IndieFest,” John Seal, January 29
(Festival Overview) https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/01/29/big-screen-berkeley-sf-indiefest

Remezcla

● “‘This Taco Truck Kills Fascists’ + Other Movies to Check Out at This Year’s SF IndieFest,” Manuel Betancourt, January 24
(Festival Overview)

‘This Taco Truck Kills Fascists’ + Other Movies to Check Out at This Year’s SF IndieFest

 

KQED Arts

● “Now Playing! Forget the Oscars, SF IndieFest Delivers the Rare Stuff,” Michael Fox, January 28
(Festival Overview) https://www.kqed.org/arts/13849559/now-playing-forget-the-oscars-sf-i ndiefest-delivers-the-rare-stuff

 

Killer Movie Reviews

● “The Rusalka- Evan Dumouchel and Macleod Andrews Interview,” Andrea Chase, February 11
(Podcast Interview)
https://beta.prx.org/stories/267146

Film Leaf

● “San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2019 (Forum)” Chris Knipp, January 23

(Festival Overview and Film Reviews)

http://www.filmleaf.net/showthread.php?4601-San-Francisco-Independent-Film-Festival-2019-(Forum)

48 Hills

Film Inquiry

● “Interview with Robert Schwartzman, Writer and Director of The Unicorn,” Alex Arabian, January 30
(Feature: Interview with Robert Schwartzman (THE UNICORN) https://www.filminquiry.com/interview-robert-schwartzman/

My Cultural Landscape

● “Racing Against Time,” George Heymont, February 14 (Festival Mention and Film Reviews) https://myculturallandscape.blogspot.com/

Broke-Ass Stuart

● “Hooray! The SF Independent Film Festival Is Here!” Peter Wong, January 28

(Festival Overview and Film Overviews)

https://brokeassstuart.com/2019/01/28/hooray-the-sf-independent-film- festival-is-here/

Go Indie Now!

● “Taping of Desolation Center Q+A,” Joe Compton, February 8 (Taping of Stuart Swezey Q+A (DESOLATION CENTER)

National Trade Publications

The Hollywood Reporter

● “ ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot’: Film Review | SF IndieFest 2019” Lisa Tsering, January 31
(Festival Mention and Film Review) https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/man-who-killed-hitler-bigfo ot-film-sf-indiefest-1181486

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